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Springs man identified as skier who died last week at Copper Mountain

Posted at 4:27 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 09:22:01-04

FRISCO (AP) – Authorities have identified the skier who died after he was found unconscious at a Colorado ski resort last week.

The Summit Daily News reported Monday that the Summit County coroner has determined that 62-year-old David Gissel died from acute heart failure.

Summit County sheriff’s officials say the Colorado Springs man was found in a stand of trees on the edge of a ski run at the Copper Mountain Resort on March 13.

He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Coroner Regan Wood says the manner of death was natural.


Information from: Summit Daily News,

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3/19/2019 3:35:31 PM (GMT -6:00)